5 Easy Pierogy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less - with Mrs. T's Pierogies (2024)

Happy HUMP! You hungry yet??? Even tho I’ve only juuuust about finished my first cuppa joe, I’ve already got lunch on my mind…and dinner after that. Something we’ve talked about a lot together are *easy* recipes – because in case ya haven’t noticed, I ain’t no Martha Stewart over here. 😉 Life is running at 100 mph basically always, and I went right from flying through high school to flying through college to flying into married life and running a household. Girlfriend never had time to ~breathe~, let alone learn mad skillz in the kitchen. I’m still over here trying to get wine stains out of clothes correctly and not turn our white towels pink – “become a gourmet chef” just never made the to-do list. I know so many of y’all feel me, because we’ve talked about it on Instastories a LOT – sometimes, ain’t nobody got time for the Food Network. But while we aren’t exactly Pioneer Woman level, we also aren’t scraping pennies for ramen noodles or living off of microwave pizza (always 😉 ). So…I hope you’re hungry! I’ve got 5 easy pierogy recipes that are SO yum, all using Mrs. T’s Pierogies!

While this post IS in partnership with Mrs. T’s, you might remember I’ve been loveloveloving pierogies since literally the beginning of my time (and shared them last year, too!). I’m half Polish, so pierogies are basically my lifeblood. I’ve grown up on them, they’re one of my all-time favorite foods, and there is ALWAYS a box in our freezer. I’m *so* excited for today’s post with Mrs. T’s, because it’s actually a life-changing one.I kid you not. Even tho I’d consider myself a pierogy connoiesseur of sorts, I never really considered multiple ways to actually MAKE pierogies. There was always your classic easy pierogy recipe with butter + onions, but beyond that, the most I had “experimented” with my pierogies was different fillings inside (pierogies are typically a cheese/potato inside,but can also have, broccoli, feta, jalapeno, spinach, the works!)

Boy, was I missing out.

Turns out, there are SO MANY WAYS to make your pierogies. There is such a plethora of easy pierogy recipes on Mrs. T’s website, I just about flipped. It’s like a fun game of grab a box of pierogies in the freezer aisle, then see what you’ve got in your fridge + cabinets at home to figure out the rest of the meal! There are PAGES of different recipes to choose from, all doable in basically half an hour or less. Which is HELLA good news for a busy chica like me (and I’m sure to you, too, busy mama bees + busy bossbabes in the house!). For whatever you’re craving, there’s an easy pierogy recipe for that. Also,Mrs. T’s Pierogies are available in more than15 varieties– including mini pierogies, so cute! They’re so perfect served alone (as we do often for a quick bite), or as part of your favorite recipes.

The 5 easy pierogy recipes I’ve got below are ~perfect~ get-together foods, too – we’re already planning a full-on pierogy festivity now because every. single. one makes for a fabulous + fun app! Also SO good because they’re a.) easy, b.) unique, and c.) did I mention EASY??? Total crowd pleaser over here, peeps. Let’s get into the pierogies!

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When you’re craving Chinese…

  • General Tso’s Pierogies

Total time: 20 minutes

Serves 5

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (12.84 oz.) boxMini Four Cheese MedleyPierogies or your favorite variety of Mrs. T’s® Mini Pierogies
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup General Tso’s sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
  • Scallions (optional)

Directions:

  • Heat butter in a 12-inch skillet and sauté pierogies for 6 minutes on either side, turning occasionally.
  • Add the General Tso’s sauce, cook an additional 2 minutes to heat sauce and coat pierogies.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

Alternate preparation:

  • Deep-fry pierogies in 350°F oil for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Toss pierogies with General Tso’s sauce.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions before serving, if desired.

When you’re craving Italian…

  • Oven-toasted Pierogies

Total Time: 30 minutes (15 in oven)

Serves: 5

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Ingredients:

  • 1 box (12.84 oz.)Mini Four Cheese Medleyor your favorite variety of Mrs. T’s® Mini Pierogies
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • Marinara sauce or ranch dressing, for serving

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a baking tray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine breadcrumbs, dried parsley, dried basil, garlic powder, and paprika. Add salt and pepper to taste. In another bowl, beat eggs together.
  • One by one, coat each pierogy in egg wash, then in breadcrumb mixture. Make sure they are fully coated! Lay pierogies flat on the greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until pierogies are golden brown.
  • Serve with marinara sauce, ranch dressing or both! Enjoy!

When you’re craving fresh…

  • Garden Fresh Pierogy Primavera

Total time: 35 min

Serves: 4

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) boxFeta & Spinachor your favorite variety of Mrs. T’s® Pierogies
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 green onions, diagonally sliced (⅓ cup)
  • 2 small carrots, thinly sliced (⅓ cup)
  • ½ pound thin asparagus, trimmed and diagonally sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • ¼ pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ (10 ounce) container cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add pierogies and cook 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning occassionally. Remove from skillet.
  • In same skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and green onions and cook 2 minutes or until garlic is lightly browned. Add carrots, asparagus and sugar snap peas and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender.
  • Add chicken broth, cherry tomatoes, lemon zest and pierogies. Continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until pierogies are heated through and cherry tomatoes soften. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

When you’re craving Mexican…

  • Pierogy Nachos

Total time: 21 min

Serves: 4

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Ingredients:

  • 2 (16 ounce) boxesSpicy Jalapeño & Sharp Cheddaror your favorite variety of Mrs. T’s® Pierogies
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Pickled or fresh jalapeño peppers (optional)

Pico de Gallo:

  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 small diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Guacamole:

  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1 seeded and minced jalapeño
  • ½ Roma tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Sauté pierogies in butter over medium heat, approximately 8 minutes on both sides; arrange hot pierogies on large oven-safe plate.
  • Sprinkle with black beans and Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Preheat broiler; broil oven-safe nacho plate until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Top with Pico de Gallo, guacamole, sour cream, and pickled jalapeño peppers if desired. In a hurry? Use prepared salsa and guacamole to top your pierogy nachos!

Alternate Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spray pierogies with non-stick cooking spray and arrange pierogies on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, turning halfway through bake time. Pierogies should be golden brown. Proceed as directed above.

When you’re just craving pierogies PERIOD…

  • Classic Pierogies

Total time: 17 min

Serves: 4

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) boxClassic Onionor your favorite variety of Mrs. T’s® Pierogies
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • ¼ cup melted butter, margarine or olive oil

Directions:

  • Place pierogies in boiling water until hot, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Sauté onions in butter over medium heat.
  • Place sautéed onions in large bowl; add cooked pierogies and mix gently to combine.

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My personal favorite of the above is probably the General Tso’s. J helped out as Official Taste-Tester In-Chief and said he’s always a fan of classic first + foremost, but General Tso’s second. And my mom – who was also there as Official Taste-Tester In-Command – said the Pierogy Nachos were her favorite “because they’re a great base for the other flavors and blended very well,” or the Pierogy Primavera “because all the different veggies blend well, but are still light and fresh.”

Are you a big pierogy person like me?

I hope all of the above recipes help lighten your weekly meal load a bit this week – just pick up some Mrs. T’s on your next grocery run and stock your freezer. You’ll be golden!

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*Thanks to Mrs. T’s Pierogies for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions + thoughts presented are entirely my own. Thank YOU for supporting the brands that support Coming Up Roses!

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FAQs

What is the best way to make Mrs T's pierogies? ›

Boil 4 quarts of water and then add frozen pierogies. Return to boil. Full Size: Continue cooking for an additional 3 minutes. Drain and serve.

What is the best way to cook frozen pierogies? ›

Place frozen perogies flat side down on a non-stick baking pan. Spray tops of perogies with cooking oil or brush perogies with light coating of cooking oil. Place in oven at 175 °C (375 °F) for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with non-fat sour cream or other favourite toppings.

Is it better to boil pierogies before frying? ›

However, it's not a must—you can also cook frozen pierogies right in the skillet without boiling them—and they will turn out delicious. But, if you're a stickler for tradition, bring a pot of salted water to a boil, drop the pierogies in and wait for them to float. It takes around 3 minutes.

How many perogies per person for dinner? ›

How many perogies is a serving? Perogies are rich, satisfying comfort food so you can plan on 2-3 per person when they're an appetizer or side dish. If they're the main course with other sides, figure 3-5 per person. Leftovers are great for breakfast the next day and will keep in the fridge up to a week.

Should you thaw frozen pierogies before frying? ›

Frozen: Defrost pierogi overnight and use the above instructions to sear them. If you're boiling or steaming them you don't have to defrost them but boil them for 5 minutes and steam them for 8 minutes. Alternatively you can cook them from frozen but don't start them too hot.

How do you make frozen perogies taste better? ›

Using freshly frozen homemade pierogies is perfect too. Or you can even let frozen ones thaw just a little bit. You want to make sure they are fully tossed or brushed with olive oil, covered in some salt, pepper and garlic. Then top them with the onions and roast!

Should you boil frozen pierogies before frying? ›

Things You Should Know

Sauteeing frozen pierogies takes 8-10 minutes, baking takes 18-20 minutes, and deep-frying takes 4 minutes. Boil fresh-frozen pierogies in a pot for around 5 minutes (until they float). Then, saute them for 3 minutes.

Is it better to cook perogies frozen or thawed? ›

You can either sautee or boil them, depending on your taste. Either way, you do not need to defrost them; you can and should cook them directly from frozen. I happen to like sauteeing in butter, which turns them a lovely shade of golden brown and a bit crispy.

What side dish goes with perogies? ›

Sautéed onions and mushrooms: The aromatic duo of sautéed onions and mushrooms seamlessly complements pierogi. The caramelized onions' subtle sweetness, paired with the hearty mushroom taste, creates a harmonious blend. Fresh vegetable salads: Fresh vegetable salads offer a crisp, refreshing juxtaposition.

How do you make pierogies taste better? ›

Add onion and drained pierogies and season to taste with salt and pepper or House Seasoning. Cook over high heat until the onion is soft and browned and pierogies are nicely browned. The pasta shell will get a little crunchy - it's delish! Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Can you boil Mrs T's pierogies? ›

A great recommendation for preparing our pierogies for a crowd is to boil the pierogies, add butter or oil and place them in a slow cooker on low heat.

What do Polish people eat with pierogies? ›

Pierogi are a traditional cuisine usually served with smetana (“sour cream") or with butter and onion, however they may also be included in a soup. Pierogi are never eaten with tomato sauce, this would be disrespectful and offensive — an assault on our national Slavic cuisine.

What can I eat with perogies instead of sour cream? ›

Greek Yogurt - Greek yogurt works great as a lower fat alternative to sour cream. It has a similar tangy flavor and thick, creamy texture.

Is it better to cook perogies in butter or oil? ›

How To Sauté / Pan-fry Pierogi: Lightly grease the frying pan with neutral oil or ideally – butter. If you plan to top pierogi with some chopped onion, bacon or kiełbasa pieces, now it's a good moment to add them to the pan and fry them for a few minutes.

Why is my pierogi dough hard to roll? ›

Why Is My Pierogi Dough Tough? A number of factors can affect the texture of your dough. Make sure you let the dough rest before rolling it out since that should help relax the gluten and make it more pliable. If your dough is still tough, it might need a little more water.

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